PhD research programmes
We offer a range of research areas for study at PhD level.
Our approach ranges from molecules to man, from bench to bedside and from process to population. Our Centres and Institutes bring together basic and clinical academic staff in broad, thematic research concentrations encompassing basic sciences, translational and clinical research.
You can find tuition fees on our degree finder.
Wellcome Trust funded 4 year PhD programmes
Exciting PhD opportunities are available on the following cross College prestigious Wellcome Trust funded 4 year Phd programmes
- Translational Neuroscience programme
- Tissue repair programme
- Hosts, pathogens and Global Health programme
- One Health Models of Disease
MRC Precision Medicine Doctoral Training programme
The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and the Karolinska Institute, has received a prestigious MRC award for a Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Medicine, a new and exciting programme integration between informaticians, clinicians and life scientists
EASTBIO 4-yr PhD programmes
4-yr PhD projects funded under the EASTBIO programme. Please note application deadline is the 5th January 2020.
- Investigating how the 16p11.2 microdeletion causes Autism
- Transcriptomics and Genomics of Brain Development: Identifying GLI3 and DMRTA2 Transcription Factor Target Genes in Regulation of Neural Progenitor Proliferation
- Chloride ion-mediated inhibition of animal and human viruses as a broadly active antiviral mechanism
- How do the HUSH complex and REAF/RPRD2 control endogenous retroelements?
- Visualising activity-dependent bulk endocytosis at the nanoscale
- AMPK-dependent regulation of neuronal excitability, breathing and oxygen supply
- The role of secreted tumour suppressor SPZ1 in Papillomavirus E7-mediated oncogenesis
- Making Connections: Building 3D in vitro models of musculoskeletal interfaces
- Towards a systems-level understanding of visually-guided reaching
- Investigation of cortical population codes for long-term memory
- Unravelling the circuit changes mediating the development of episodic memory
- Novel regulatory mechanisms in peripheral nerve development and disease
- Emergence of functional polarity in a tubular epithelium
- Investigating the assembly and trafficking of dynein motor complexes using an in vivo model
Looking for a PhD?
We welcome applications for PhDs that are also available through our Centres and Institutes
- Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
- Infection Medicine
- Edinburgh Infectious Diseases
- Edinburgh Neuroscience
- Patrick Wild Centre